Sony Interactive Entertainment officially updates the October 2016 catalog for PlayStation Now by including several games from the horror genre to celebrate Halloween.
With Halloween only being a few weeks away, Sony has decided to give gamers the chance to prepare for the holiday by adding a bunch of new horror games to PlayStation Now so that players can experience plenty of thrills, chills, and spills before the end of the month. Thankfully, not only will those who pay for the service be able to play the newly added titles for Shocktober 2016 on PS4, but also they can experience this month's offerings on PC.
The titles being brought forth for October adds Silent Hill HD Collection, The House of the Dead Overkill: Extended Edition, The Darkness, Resident Evil 4, and many more. Although a lot of the games can't be described as truly scary horror releases, some provide the Halloween-esque aesthetic, such as PlayStation Now's additions of Castlevania: Harmony of Despair and Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime to the list.
Currently, PlayStation Now's collection of games includes upwards of 400 different releases, but in order to direct fans toward the service's choices of more Halloween-centric titles, the company has provided a full list of new games included this month, as well as those previously available. A complete rundown of the most recently added titles can be found below, in addition to what PlayStation Now is calling its selection of Shocktober releases.
October 2016 PlayStation Now Additions
- Castlevania Harmony of Despair
- Silent Hill HD Collection
- The Darkness
- Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
- House of the Dead 3
- House of the Dead 4
- The House of the Dead Overkill: Extended Edition
- The Witch and the Hundred Knight
- Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
- Deception: Nightmare Princess IV
- Bladestorm: Nightmare
- Burn Zombie Burn: The Diarrhea Bundle
- Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed
Full List of Shocktober PlayStation Now Games
- Costume Quest 2
- The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season
- The Walking Dead Season 2 Episodes 1-2
- Darkstalkers Resurrection
- Devil May Cry HD Collection
- Devil May Cry 4
- Dead Rising 2
- Dead Rising 2 Off the Record
- Resident Evil 4
- Resident Evil 5
- Resident Evil 6
- Dead Island
- Dead Island Riptide
- Escape Dead Island
- Final Exam
- Resistance 3
- The Last Guy
- Darksiders 2
- Infamous: Festival of Blood
- The Last of Us
- The Last of Us: Left Behind
- The Darkness 2
- Siren Blood Curse Episodes 1-12
- XCOM: Enemy Within
- Lone Survivor
- Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode 1
- Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode 2
- All Zombies Must Die
- Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunter
- Falling Skies: The Game
- Twisted Metal
- Earth Defense Force Insect Armageddon
- Earth Defense Force 2025
- Bloodrayne: Betrayal
- The Wolf Among Us
- Zombie Tycoon 2
For PlayStation fans who have yet to try out PS Now, Sony is currently offering a free 7-day trial for the service. Should one find the ability to stream games through the company's cloud platform convenient and highly desirable, then they can go on to purchase what many consider to be the most cost-effective package of a $100 pass for 12 months.
Naturally, acquiring the service through Sony isn't without its flaws, especially due to the occasionally fickle nature of the PlayStation Network. Bearing this in mind, should the online capabilities of the PSN get knocked offline for any number of reasons — whether it be a DDoS attack, or simple maintenance — it will more than likely bar fans from accessing their games on PS Now.
Nevertheless, the PlayStation Network has thankfully experienced relatively few outages this year, so fans ought to be able to try out this month's slate of Halloween-themed titles with little fear of them being inaccessible. Of course, there's always the possibility of network instability in the future. Plus, even though PS Now has a wide swathe of gaming choices and it continues to grow, some continue to argue that its prices are still too high.
PlayStation Now is a cloud gaming service developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment.